Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Skokie Group Joins Together with Friends and Relatives to Pay Tribute to those Affected by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at 11th Annual ALS Walk4Life.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
From the community ~ Support groups present people with an opportunity to give and receive emotional support and to share information and practical experience. Patients and caregivers who attend the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s monthly support groups find a place to express their feelings about ALS and develop a sense of camaraderie with others who are living with this devastating disease. Often, strong bonds develop and the support group becomes like a second family for many. To show their dedication to one another and to the Les Turner ALS Foundation, several members of one support group are joining forces, calling themselves the “Skokie Support Group Strutters” for the 11th Annual ALS Walk4Life on September 22 at Soldier Field in Chicago…
Monday, August 27, 2012
A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
From the community ~ In preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Weinstein Funeral Home and Piser Funeral Services sponsored a Geniza ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie on Aug. 22. A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place to benefit both the community and future generations. An estimated three tons of donated items were placed inside caskets and buried in plots donated by Memorial Park Cemetery. The children of Keshet participated in the ritual with the burial of the donated items. All items for the Geniza were collected by Weinstein Funeral Home. Rabbi Jeffrey Weill of Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation, lead…
Friday, July 20, 2012
Skokie Patch rides along with the police department's Bicycle Patrol Unit.
When kids spot them, they start screaming and running. A chase usually begins and before you know it, there's a crowd of kids huddled around an area just outside the park. No, this isn't the ice cream man we're talking about. Skokie youth are chasing down policemen. The Skokie Police Department Bicycle Patrol Unit might be the most popular group in town come summer time, as officers have a coveted item to give away: Free Slurpee coupons. To children, these are bleeping golden. On this summer day, however, police veterans Steven Bush and Mike Hart are out on patrol. The duo was kind enough to let Skokie Patch tag along for the ride. Trivia for a Slurpee - The kids in the Skokie area seem to know the rules when it comes to getting a free …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Please help us choose our Athlete of the Week for Dec. 19 - Dec. 25: Glenbrook North's Erica Sogo, New Trier's Hannah Merens and Jack Conner, Evanston's Emily Varua, Deerfield's Lenny Bloom.
More than 12,000 votes were cast last week to make Loyola's Michelle Ricolcol our Patch Athlete of the Week. The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, Dec. 19- Dec. 25: Lenny Bloom, senior, wrestling, Deerfield – Bloom remained undefeated on the season with three more victories in Deerfield’s recent quad meet against Huntley, Johnsburg and Lake Zurich. The 145-pound senior is looking to get back to the state championships in his final season. Jack Conner, senior, wrestling, New Trier – Conner won the 152 (lb.) title in the 27-team Hinsdale Central tournament. Conner went into the tournament as the No. 3 seed, but had three pins and a decision on his way to the title. It’s the first ever individual title for a New Trier wrestler in the …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
In another big turnout, see who took home this week's honor as Athlete of the Week!
More than 12,000 votes were cast in last week's contest for Athlete of the Week and Loyola's Michelle Ricolcol came out the winner. Ricolcol scored 14 points – all in the second half – to lead the Ramblers to a 47-40 win over St. Ignatius on Dec. 16. That brought Loyola Academy's record to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference. Ricolcol garnered more than 9,000 votes or 74 percent of all ballots cast. The rest of last week's nominees were: Jacqui Grant, junior, girls basketball, Maine South – Grant had 17 points and 10 rebounds against CSL South-leading Glenbrook South in a 45-39 victory last week. The win over the previously undefeated Titans vaulted the Hawks into a tie for the CSL South lead. Vaughn Monreal-…
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Get out the lights and holiday keepsakes. Your decorating could net $100,000 to Skokie schools.
Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be able to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand prize …
We made the calls so you don't have to. The following are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day in Skokie.
The sheer amount of options open on Christmas can be underwhelming. There's no good way to search for them adequately online, as there is no comprehensive listing of which businesses are open - and what they're doing. Well, never fear. Skokie Patch's gift to you is this handy list of the major players in town and what each has to offer - or doesn't offer - for the holidays. Also, if you missed our wonderful piece on firemen and police working on the holidays, click here. Note: Click the blue link above each listing for more detailed information on the business. Jewel 9449 Skokie Blvd. 847-677-3331 We put this on top because we're all likely to need some last minute items - from gifts to red wine. Jewel will be open on Christmas Eve from…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Check out Patch Basketball Rankings for the week.
Patch sports reporter Ross Jacobson ranks the North Shore’s basketball teams. Basketball teams got their last games in before participating in holiday tournaments over the next two weeks. New Trier and Maine South have separated themselves so far as the two schools with above-average boys and girls teams, but the next four aren’t too far off. Glenbrook North, Evanston, Niles North and Deerfield all jumped two spots from last week while Highland Park had the biggest drop, going from seventh to 11th. Last week’s ranking is in parentheses. WEEK 5 RANKINGS 1. New Trier (1) – New Trier’s 54-53 win over Waukegan showed they have the ability to win tough games on the road. Yet Waukegan’s effort also means New Trier is anything but invincible. …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Please help us choose our Athlete of the Week for Dec. 12 - Dec. 18: Maine South's Jacqui Grant, Loyola's Michelle Ricolcol, Niles West's Vaughn Monreal-Berner, Highland Park's Lena Munzer and Fenwick's Sam Ainsworth.
The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, Dec. 12 - Dec. 18: Jacqui Grant, junior, girls basketball, Maine South – Grant had 17 points and 10 rebounds against CSL South-leading Glenbrook South in a 45-39 victory last week. The win over the previously undefeated Titans vaulted the Hawks into a tie for the CSL South lead. Vaughn Monreal-Berner, junior, wrestling, Niles West – Monreal-Berner took home the title in the 182-pound weight class at the Lake Park Ralph W. Krupke Classic last weekend. The Niles West junior is now 17-3 on the season and is looking to get to the state championships after getting to sectionals last year. Lena Munzer, junior, girls basketball, Highland Park – Munzer reached the 1,000-point mark for her career on Dec…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Another hotly contested poll. See who came out on top and won Athlete of the Week!
Almost 600 votes were cast and in the end Deerfield's Michael Alfieri claimed this week’s Athlete of the Week title. Alfieri was one of the main reasons Deerfield handed CSL North rival Glenbrook North its first loss of the season. The standout sophomore scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assist in the Warriors’ 48-42 victory. Alfieri captured 264 votes, or 44 percent. The contest literally came down to the wire, with Alfieri and Glenbrook North's Mark Johnson tied with the same amount of votes just hours before Sunday's voting deadline (midnight). To see the results, click here The rest of last week's nominees were: Mark Johnson, senior, basketball forward, Glenbrook North – Johnson had a career-high 28 points …